2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society

Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the 2015-16 Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible.

Call for Papers: Chicago and the Civil War

Chicago History magazine publishes articles on various aspects—cultural, political, economic, social, and architectural—of the history of Chicago. Our Spring 2015 issue, which coincides with the end of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and which will be published on April 1, 2015, will be devoted to the Civil War and post-war era in Chicago. We are seeking papers of 4,000-4500 words. Footnotes/endnotes are required and will be published. Proposals are due August 1, 2014; manuscripts are due October 1, 2014. Authors receive an honorarium of $500 upon publication.

CW Maps for Teaching and Assessment?

I have looked through the h-civwar logs and I’m still not coming up with ideas on how to deal with my students’ lamentable ignorance of basic Civil War geography.  Published atlases exist, but what I’m after is some way to assess their understanding through a map project or other instrument in an online format with some kind of interactive elements to it.  For example, I am concerned that students are unaware of how geography (and ignorance of it by contemporaries) shaped the choreography of major campaigns (not specific operations in particular battles -- I’d be happy just to get them to a

Please write me with your H-CivWar "commons" problems!

Robert Harris here, your faithful H-CivWar editor since 1992!  For most of that time the list was hosted on an easy-to-use email list editor, and it flourished, more or less.  Since moving to the Commons the list -- it's not a list any longer, so let's call it a forum -- the forum has been, hmm, quiet.

Call for Panelists: SAWH annual conference, June 11-14, 2015


 CALL FOR PANELISTS:  Southern Association of Women's Historians 

                                               annual conference


                                             College of Charleston                                                      

                                   Charleston, SC   June 11-14, 2015


Dear all,

Call for Papers: 2014 Conference on the Civil War

Call for Papers: 2014 Conference on the Civil War


Center for Civil War Research 2014 Conference on the Civil War, Oct. 9-11

“Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Civil War”

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi seeks papers for the 2014 Conference on the Civil War, to be held October 9 through 11 in Oxford, Mississippi.

This year’s theme is “Science, Medicine, and Technology in the Civil War,” and we encourage submissions that interpret the theme broadly.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

H-CivWar Announcement: Congratulations to the Winner of the 2013 George and Ann Richards Prize

Thavolia Glymph has won the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013. Her article, “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” appeared in the December issue. The article was selected for the award by a two-person panel consisting of past Richards Prize winners. The prize earns the recipient a $1,000 award.

H-Net Review Publication: Phipps on Harrison, 'The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion'

Kimberly Harrison.  The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion.  Carbondale  Southern Illinois University Press.  xviii + 242 pp.  $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3257-1.

Reviewed by Sheila Phipps (Appalachian State University) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2014) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Southern Women's Rhetoric


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